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Posted on 03/01/2018 6:13:51 PM PST by SJackson
The non-Jewish WWI German flying ace who painted a Star of David on his plane just to annoy Hermann Goering after he made Photos showing how a German fighter pilot painted a Jewish Star of David on his First World War plane just to annoy a racist Hermann Goering have come to light.
Leutnant Adolf Auer wasn't Jewish himself but was upset when commanding officer Goering made anti semitic remarks about his own wingman, Willi Rosenstein.
In revenge, Lt Auer painted the six-pointed Jewish symbol on the side of his Fokker biplane for Goering to see.
Lt Auer painted a large six-pointed Jewish symbol on the side of his Fokker biplane in defiance of Hermann Goering's anti-anti-Semitism
The Star of David can clearly be seen on Auer's plane in this photo, taken during the height of World War One
Willy Rosenstein emigrated to South Africa as the Third Reich rose to power in the 1930s.
Despite being a WWI flying ace - claiming nine British kills - he and his family didn't feel safe in Nazi Germany and fled.
In a cruel twist, his son Ernest Rosenstein became a pilot with the South African Air Force and was killed in action while fighting for the Allies in 1945.
While Lt Auer's stunt might have been laughed off in 1917, it could have led to his arrest or even execution in the Second World War.
Auer (pictured sitting in his plane) scored one victory during the First World War and was wounded in action when he was brought down on October 28, 1918 and taken Prisoner of War
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I’m thinking that didn’t work out well in the long run.
An old, old joke’s punchline:
And some of them Fokkers were flying Messerschmidts.
Interesting article. Photos for sale if anyone is interested. Can't get much of it here due to excerpting. These are all pilots of Richtoffens flying circus, Jagdgeschwader 1. Goering was an accomplished pilot. Leader of the Circus after Snoopy put Richtoffen down, or some Australian grunt firing up. One short lived leader, a cousin of the Baron I think, then it was Goering's unit. Around 20 kills.
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How do you say Social Justice Warrior in German?
Which made Goering a sour kraut.
Really? There are many more cooking with Hermann Goering videos for you to enjoy.
He's lucky to have survived to serve in WWII. Hitler and his gang had long memories.
"...more Hermann Goering videos..."
Probably not wise to provoke another squadron member no matter how much he may deserve it. Remember that everybody walks/flies around locked & loaded.
You misspelled “blew”. And his name was Fritz.
Yeah, the Blue Maxi tampon..
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